Upcoming Events

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Public Space Potluck

First Avenue Water Plaza

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join the Design Trust and SCAPE studio along with public space enthusiasts for a communal potluck on Thursday, August 22, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, at the First Avenue Water Plaza.

Annual Benefit

2019 Annual Benefit

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

On November 5th enjoy breathtaking views, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, connecting with your friends and colleagues and celebrate our 2019 Public Space Honorees, the creators of Brooklyn’s Domino Park and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer!

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Past Events

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Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at Herbert Von King Park

Thursday, August 08, 2019 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join the Design Trust and public space enthusiasts on Thursday, August 8, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, at the historic Herbert Von King Park, in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn to celebrate places that bring communities together. 
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Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Discover El-Space 2.0

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Join the Design Trust for Public Space and NYC Department of Transportation for a conversation and tour to discover El-Space, the first comprehensive approach in the nation to create a more hospitable pedestrian experience, greater environmental resilience, and enhanced lighting beneath and adjacent to elevated transportation infrastructure citywide.

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Tour of Domino Park and Refinery Building

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Members of the Design Trust Council are invited to explore Brooklyn's transformational industrial waterfront park. Tour this 5-acre park built on the site of the former Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg, NY. 

Design Trust Council

Tour of the Iconic Ford Foundation Building

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 5:00 – 6:30 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for a tour of this midtown landmark, led by William J. Higgins of Higgins, Quasebarth & Partners, the preservation consultants for the recent $205 million renovation by Gensler.

Design Trust Council

Future of NYC Fashion: Studio Tour + Talk with Yeohlee Teng & Mary Ping

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for a tour and talk on the future of the Garment District and NYC's evolving fashion industry with designers Yeohlee Teng and Mary Ping, moderated by Susan Chin.

Annual Benefit

2018 Annual Benefit

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join the Design Trust and 300 dedicated urbanists for a festive evening celebrating our inaugural Public Space Leadership Awards honoring: 

  • Marc Heiman, President and CEO, Richter+Ratner
  • Polly Trottenberg, NYCDOT Commissioner
  • Carl Weisbrod,  Senior Advisor, HR&A.
Learn more about each award recipient here


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

"Opening the Edge" in MAS Summit's Innovation Exhibition

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 @ 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Visit us at at the MAS Summit for New York City’s annual Innovation Exhibition to see our community design team's ideas for an active gathering space at Lillian Wald Houses on the Lower East Side, as part of Opening the Edge — a project of Design Trust for Public Space in partnership with New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and led by Jane Greengold.

Design Trust Council

A Walk in the Woods

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for a walking tour of Central Park’s North Woods with Christopher Nolan, Central Park Conservancy’s Chief Operating Officer & Chief Landscape Architect.

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Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at the West Harlem Pier Park

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Gather with public space lovers for a breezy potluck on Tuesday, August 21, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the West Harlem Pier Park on the Hudson River and watch the sunset.

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Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at the New Sherman Creek Pop-Up Park

Thursday, August 09, 2018 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join the Design Trust for Public Space and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) for a Public Space Potluck on Thursday, August 9, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, at the new Sherman Creek Pop-Up Park, in the Inwood neighborhood, Upper Manhattan.

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Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Sonic Gates Opening Performances and Reception

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Join us for the sound sculpture walk with performances and a reception celebrating the launch of the Sonic Gates public art series on the North Shore of Staten Island on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Future Culture: Exploring Staten Island's North Shore

Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 10:15 AM – 1:30 PM

The North Shore of Staten Island boasts spectacular harbor views—and a concentration of mega projects. Nearly $2 billion has been invested in new real estate, including a new mall, an observation wheel, and hundreds of units of housing.

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